Cranberry Bread

INGREDIENTS

2 cups sifted flour1 1/2 cups chopped fresh or frozen cranberries

1  cups sugar

Cranberry Bread to Die For!

1 1/2 tsp salt

1/2 tsp baking powder

1/2 tsp baking soda

1/4 cup butter

1 egg

1 tsp grated orange peel

3/4 cup orange juice

1 1/2 cup chopped cranberries

3/4 cup golden raisins

3/4 cups dried cherries

1/2 cup chopped walnuts (optional)

1 tsp vanilla

DIRECTIONS

Heat oven to 350 degrees. Grease bottom of 2 loaf pans: 9X5X3. Sift together flour. sugar, baking powder and baking soda into a large bowl.Cut in the butter until mixture is crumbly.Add egg, orange peel, and orange juice all at once, stir just until mixture is evenly moist.  Fold in cranberries, cherries, and raisins. Spoon into greased one loaf pan 9X5X3 or 3-4 small gift loaf pans. Bake at 350 degree oven until tooth pick comes out clean and loaves are golden brown, about 55-60 minutes Cool 10 minutes on rack. Loosen sides from pans, and remove from pans. Cool completely on rack. May store in refrigerator up to a week, wrapped tightly  or in a  freezer bag.

This bread is WONDERFUL!! And it ships like a dream. It is always one that is included in goodie boxes sent out to family. ENJOY!

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